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Henry Brooke Quotes and Sayings

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A book may be compared to your neighbour:
if it be good it cannot last too long;
if bad,
you cannot get rid of it too early.
- Henry Brooke

Tyranny Absolves all faith; and who invades our rights,
However his own commence, can never be But an usurper.
- Henry Brooke

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
- Cyril Connolly

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

There is no friend as loyal as a book.
- Ernest Hemingway

I think Maus I is better than Maus II.
The standard here is whether or not it's as good as
a great book of prose literature and by that standard,
no, it's not that great.
- Ted Rall

Electronic distribution is more of a fall-back strategy
for putting out a book that isn't deemed profitable enough to print.
You hardly make any money publishing an electronic book.
- Rudy Rucker

A book is a version of the world.
If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
- Salman Rushdie

Every time there's a revolution, it comes from somebody
reading a book about revolution.
David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing.
- Mike Tyson

When I make a book, I make it for the child and not for the parent -
no jokes in it for the parents!
- Dick Bruna

Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book.
- Charles Kingsley

You can't just plain die.
You got to do it by the book.
- Richard McKenna

Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.
- Walter Benjamin

I've probably had my day in the sun.
I think I've influenced a lot of comic book writers.
- Harvey Pekar

A great book is like great evil.
- Callimachus

I'd really like to write a book about Timothy McVeigh,
but it would only work if he cooperated.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Specialization is a feature of every complex organization,
be it social or natural, a school system,
garden, book, or mammalian body.
- Catharine R. Stimpson

I really had little interest in becoming famous.
When I write my book, it will be my guide to avoid becoming a rock star.
- Edgar Winter

The simplest science book is over my head.
- James Merrill

I have written a few children's books.
The first book that I wrote was for children.
It was called "The Package", and it was a mystery story in pictures.
It had no words.
- Laurie Anderson

Like many other women, I could not understand why every
man who changed a diaper has felt impelled,
in recent years, to write a book about it.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

At religious instruction classes, I encountered The
Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan,
and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming.
- Lionel Blue

You either ignore the comic book and make a great movie
or you stay very close to the comic book.
- Matthew Vaughn

A man in a bookstore buys a book on loneliness and
every woman in the store hits on him.
A woman buys a book on loneliness and the store clears out.
- Doug Coupland

A book is worth a few francs; we Germans can afford to destroy those.
We all may not appreciate artistic merit,
but cash value is another matter.
- Paul Scofield

The hero of the book does long to experience God.
But his conception of God is very western.
- Orhan Pamuk

A good heavy book holds you down.
It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic.
- Roy Blount, Jr.

After my mother died, I found, a little book of hers
which recorded everything I had ever done,
how I had done it, and how proud she was of her son Conrad.
- Conrad Veidt

When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only,
but now and then I come across a passage,
perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me,
and it becomes part of me.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Once, in London, the BBC asked me what was my favorite English book.
I said Alice in Wonderland.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

For each book, the time is also broken up.
- George Stephen

Every book is a children's book if the kid can read!
- Mitch Hedberg

I don't want to write formula.
I don't want to crank these books out like sausages.
Every book is different, which takes a hell of a lot of ingenuity on my part.
- Sue Grafton

One of the characteristics I cherish in my friends
is their childlike gullibility,
and several excited minutes were spent trying to actually find this book.
- Phil Foglio

Nobody's going to write a book about me,
because nobody's going to find anything worth writing a book about.
- Jack K. Cooke

Book reviews have never helped me.
Most of them erred in their interpretations and their
work has been a waste of time.
- Manuel Puig

When sex is necessary for the plot of a book,
or a character development, then I don't shy away from it.
Why should I?
- Laurell K. Hamilton

First-person narrators is the way I know how to write
a book with the greatest power and chance of artistic success.
- Anne Rice

The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book
and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.
- Tom Wolfe

The director is planning on titling the film 'Yummy
Fur' so we are probably planning on changing the title
of the book to 'Yummy Fur' to match the film.
- Chester Brown

In playing the part of Mammy, I tried to make her a living,
breathing character, the way she appeared to me in the book.
- Hattie McDaniel

I don't think I've ever read an old book through from start to finish.
Not after more than six months after writing it,
that is.
- Nicholas Mosley


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